Ever since Chicago farmers first discovered that their cornfields only seemed to yield corn that tasted like yellow cheddar and caramel, adventurous agriculturists have cross-bred corn to create a rainbow of fanciful flavors. Taste the corny fruits of their labors with today's deal: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet popcorn and treats at Poplicious Gourmet Popcorn. Your Groupon is good at its physical location in Lutz or at its online store.
Though popcorn has an atomic half-life of 10 fruit-fly years, it tastes best at the beginning of its life cycle. For this reason, Poplicious hatches its baby kernels fresh every day. Unpopped kernels are a rarity, so you can gobble away without fear of losing a crown. Poplicious's flavors number more than 25 and range from the simple (butter, caramel) to the extravagant (peanut butter and jelly, candied apple). Frisky tongues can choose to tackle the spicy-hot firecracker popcorn, while more-indecisive palates can gravitate toward the confetti (a hodgepodge mix of flavored popcorns, including apple, cherry, watermelon, orange, lemon, banana, blueberry, and raspberry). Two-gallon tins of these gourmet puffed treats range from $30 to $65. The popcorn party doesn’t end with the grab-and-snack variety—Poplicious also carries chocolate-dipped popcorn balls and entire cakes made of popcorn ($18). Stop by the store to see the full selection.
Many of Poplicious’s varieties are all-natural, meaning they are free of additives and artificial ingredients, and are prepared with food and gluten allergies in mind. These concoctions make wonderful gifts for those with such allergies, or those who just don’t like the taste of food allergies. Pick up a two-gallon tin and share it with your book club, smuggle it into a screening of the 259-hour epic Lord of the Rings: Real-Time Edition, or fill up a fifth of your cowboy boss’s hat.
Though Poplicious has only recently opened, Tampa Bay Online endorses the new business:
- Established this year, the business produces a multitude of flavored popcorn - from Almond Buscotti to Toffee Delight to sugar-free...Owner George Williams runs the company with her sons, Simeon and Asa Williams. Poplicious can make gift baskets and tins, and accommodate special orders for parties and catered events. – Geoff Fox, Tampa Bay Online